Greymonk tries out his new camera...
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Greymonk tries out his new camera...

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ok folks, obviously I still have a ways to go here but I would like some tips suggestions etc on how my picture taking is coming along. My new camera is an Optima SP-510uz 7.1 mega pixel 10x optical zoom set up on a tripod.











so please please let me know what I can do better and how these are looking etc. thanks to all!

Posted by greymonk
on Sunday, July 29, 2007
User Comments
TPCustomStudio -
Monday, July 30, 2007
Yeah I just take photos on my kitchen counter. The light is pretty good in there. I use a black vinyl background. The pics come out awesome now.
ToymakerB -
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sounds like advice from a Vampire ....But true.
TheTransTorture -
Monday, July 30, 2007
This may not apply to you but I have found its best to take pics when its dark outside & rely on the reg. household lighting.
The room I take pics in has a big window & I always seem to get a nasty glare from the daylight if I snap pics when its light out.
Avoid windows during the day.
Hope that helps.
greymonk -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
ooh great idea and come to think of it, I forgot all about the contest...gah.
greymonk -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
um yes, but the Kilowog didn't make it in as I already had 3...also I am working on about 4 more...guess I sort of went lantern crazy heh... will be posting a wip soon and making two tutorials now that I have a camera and computer I can trust!
cowboyink -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
another thing that would probably help is use contrasting colors so the figures stand out more to the camera. like try and re shoot Sinestro on a green backdrop and your picture will probably turn out better
Punstarr -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Welcome back, Greymonk!
Kern -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
So, ah...

You got any Green Lanterns in the current contest, Monk?
greymonk -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
sweet thanks TMB! I should have guessed though after all Grey is one of my favorite colors
ToymakerB -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Grey,

Try a sheet of Gray poster board as a back drop.
greymonk -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thanks fellas, yeah I had no clue about reflective fabrics causing grief with focus, that would explain a lot actually. also I am having a dog of a time figuring out why things get so blurry when I set it on macro as opposed to not setting it on macro, it's almost like the macro flower setting is the opposite of what everyone says it is...unless that's from the reflective material which is possible. I just hung a T-shirt in the background on the red background pieces. but I think I might be setting the figure too close to the background, this could be why the camera is giving me really great shots of the fibers in the t-shirt and not of the ring detail on Sinestro...heh...and I thought I was approaching done when it came to photography - lol I am just getting started!!! ugh I hate learning curve - I want to be good NOW!!!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
yep GM looking good, but id stay away from fabrics that creat reflections as it can ruin the focus for the figure...but yep looking good man!

~Gj
DrSean -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
lookin good! and the customs look awesome too.

Whats in the background.
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